Alfred York

1915–11 June 1922 (Age 7)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred York was born in 1915, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Edward Berry York, was 32 and his mother, Eleanor Nellie Shelby, was 31. He lived in Civil District 13, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 11 June 1922, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

Edward Berry York
1883–1932
Eleanor Nellie Shelby
1884–1926
Alfred York
1915–1922
Alby Annabel York
1920–

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Berry York

    Male1883–1932Male

    Eleanor Nellie Shelby

    Female1884–1926Female

siblings

(2)

    Alfred York

    Male1915–1922Male

    Alby Annabel York

    Female1920–Female

World Events (6)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 3

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England, or perhaps in some cases a regional name from the county of Yorkshire. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the British name Eburacum, which probably meant ‘yewtree place’. This was altered by folk etymology into Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers in the area, who altered it back to opacity in the form Iorvík and eventually Iork, in which form it finally settled by the 13th century. The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Alfred York in household of Edward York, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alford York, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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